KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten introduces students to some interesting people and exciting events from history. Using simple maps and globes, children encounter basic geographic terms and concepts. They discuss questions about our system of government such as “What i...

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FIRST GRADE

First grade students read and listen to fascinating stories about the past. In world history, they are introduced to early civilizations, addressing questions such as “What is a civilization?” and “Why are rules and laws important to the...

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SECOND GRADE

Second grade continues the work of introducing students to great civilizations and major religions, as well as significant events in U.S. history. Students learn that immigrants have come to this land for many reasons, and that many people have struggled ...

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THIRD GRADE

Third grade students build on their earlier study of Greece to learn about ancient Rome. They also study the Vikings, including their early explorations of North America. In this grade, children begin a more detailed, chronological study of U.S. history. ...

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QUESTIONS TO ASK THE TEACHER

In the primary grades, you may want to ask the teacher questions such as: What is the main purpose in social studies lessons? How much attention is paid to history and geography? What famous stories, myths, and legends about the past will my child learn t...

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